microorganisms live on and in the human body, many of them essential to its
function and health. These organisms, collectively known as the microbiota,
outnumber cells in the body by at least five times.
the intestinal tract, the gut microbiota, play an especially important role in
human health. An investigation on the International Space Station, Rodent
Research-7 (RR-7), examines how the gut microbiota changes in response to
spaceflight, and how that change in turn affects the immune system, metabolic
system, and circadian or daily rhythms.
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